Sunday and bank holidays: 11:00 & 12:30
Easter / July-August
From Monday to Sunday: 11:00,12:30 & 17:30
* Option of arranging group visits outside the set timetable
Santurtzi has been one of the ports in Bizkaia with the highest number of vessels devoted to off-shore fishing; at its highest the figure was approaching 50, with crews totalling almost 200 men. Until the beginning of the 20th century, the
Trainera was an essential tool in this activity; it was replaced by vessels propelled by steam or internal combustion engines, which enabled greater loads and less manpower, and subsequently by motor-powered vessels.
As an example of these boats, we have the Agurtza. This is one of the last of the traditional wooden fishing vessels left on our coasts, forming part of our heritage.
In addition to tuna, sardines, mackerel, jack mackerel and anchovies have been in its innards; now is the time for you to discover the world of our
arrantzales (fishermen), boarding this jewel in our heritage, an example of those vessels so popular in times gone by on the quay in Santurtzi. On the guided tours, we learn about
arrantzales' life on board and the different kinds of fishing tackle and nets. (Further information and tour bookings in the section What to do: Guided Tours).
It belongs to the Basque Coast Museums network www.losmuseosdelacostavasca.com